The Secretariat is the point of contact for all IOSCO members, committees and task forces, and is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of IOSCO.
The Secretariat's work is managed and coordinated by the Secretary General and the Deputy Secretary General, who also perform duties of high level representation, with institutions such as the Financial Stability Board (FSB), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI). They also provide support to members and ensure the smooth and effective functioning of the Board, the Growth and Emerging Markets Committee, the Affiliate Members Consultative Committee, the regional and policy committees and the task forces. The Secretary General and his deputy seek to ensure transparency, inclusivity and accountability throughout the organization. They engage regularly with political and industry representatives.
Mr. Martin Moloney, Secretary General of IOSCO
Martin Moloney joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in September 2021 as Secretary General.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Martin was Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and before that he worked as a Special Adviser on Risk and Regulation to the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where he served for 16 years, previously heading up the Markets Policy, Markets Supervision, and Legal and Finance Divisions respectively. Prior to joining the CBI, Martin worked for brief periods in the Department of Justice and the Irish Competition Authority, and spent ten years working in the Irish Department of Finance in positions of responsibility in relation to both national and semi-State debt management and the sale of State banks. Martin spent his early career working in Industry at Barclays Bank and the Bank of Ireland in London.
Martin has an LLM in Business Law and a Masters qualification in Economic Policy, both from Trinity College Dublin. He has Postgraduate Diplomas in Arbitration, Regulatory Management and has completed professional examinations of the Chartered Institutes of Bankers and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Mr. Tajinder Singh, Deputy Secretary General of IOSCO
Tajinder Singh joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in January 2010 as Deputy Secretary General. Before joining IOSCO, Tajinder was head of International Affairs & Human Resource Development at the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), where he also served as advisor to the chairman. Tajinder was a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and held various positions in the Indian Government including in the Ministry of Finance. He has 30 years of experience in senior leadership positions at different organizations dedicated to regulation, finance and administration.
Tajinder has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Master's degree in Systems Science and Automation from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
Ms. Marta Alonso Fernández, Advisor
Marta joined IOSCO in August 2022 as a Policy Advisor to work on sustainable finance matters. She is seconded from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where she served for 10 years, mostly in its Markets Policy Department. During her time at the FCA, Marta focused on a variety of topics related to primary and secondary markets policy and supervision, including transparency, market abuse and market structure.
Marta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Vigo in Spain, and spent a year studying at the Université Paris Dauphine. She is a CFA charterholder and has also obtained the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing.
Ms. Rinasha Appavoo, GEM Policy Advisor
Rinasha joined the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) team at IOSCO in January 2020. She is seconded from the FSC Mauritius where she worked in the Policy, International Relations and Supervision Capital Markets clusters.
She holds a BSc (Hons) in Management with Finance and a Master in Business Administration (General) from the University of Mauritius. In addition, Rinasha is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.
Mr. Flavio Bongiovanni, Advisor
Flavio joined IOSCO in January 2023 as a policy advisor to work on sustainable finance and intermediaries matters.
He is seconded from the Italian Securities Commission (CONSOB), where he worked since 2002 at the Intermediaries Department, dealing with the supervision of intermediaries and investor protection matters.
Flavio was CONSOB’s representative at the ESMA’s Investor Protection and Intermediaries Standing Committee and at the ESMA’s Senior Supervisors’ Forum on investment services.
He holds a degree in Law and a post graduate degree in Administrative Law from the University of Bologna (Italy).
Mr. Sherman Boone, Senior Policy Advisor
Sherman Boone joined the IOSCO Secretariat in October 2023. He is seconded from the US SEC’s Division of Economic and Risk Analysis. He has served since 2014 as Senior Policy Advisor involved in multilateral engagements addressing emerging risks, financial technologies, data identifiers and standards, benchmarks, and market-based financing, among other matters. This followed ten years as Assistant Director in the SEC’s Office of International Affairs, where he had regulatory policy planning and coordination responsibilities for relations with foreign authorities, including involvement in IOSCO, FSB, and G20 crisis-response and regulatory reform initiatives and participation in bilateral economic and financial policy dialogues.
Prior to the SEC, Sherman was a Senior International Economist with the US Treasury Department. He also served in the White House as Director, International Economics, staffing G7 and G8 Summits. Earlier in his career, following a tour in the US State Deparment, Sherman worked as a banker and advisor, structuring and arranging SOE, corporate and municipal financings. He is a graduate of Grinnell College and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Mr. Ángel Cabo, Administrative Assistant
Ángel joined IOSCO's administration team in October 2016. He assists in daily office needs and manages the Secretariat’s general administrative activities.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Ángel worked as an administrative assistant for several different institutions. Ángel holds an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University Camilo José Cela of Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Cameron Carr, Policy Advisor
Cameron joined the Emerging Regulatory Issues (ERI) Team of IOSCO in July 2022, working on policy matters related to FinTech including decentralised finance and crypto assets. Cameron is seconded from the Central Bank of Ireland where he worked as a Senior Policy Specialist in the Markets Policy Division responsible for matters related to corporate finance, market integrity, sustainable finance and fintech.
Prior to this, he worked on investment funds policy including issues related to the authorisation and supervision of fund service providers.
Cameron holds an undergraduate degree in Economics and Geography from University College Dublin (UCD). He also holds a number of post-graduate diplomas and certificates from Oxford Business School, the Chartered Institute of Bankers and UCD on matters related to financial regulation, stockbroking, compliance and financial technology.
Mr. Nermin Daul, Finance Manager and Policy Advisor
Nermin joined IOSCO General Secretariat in September 2021 as a Finance Manager and Policy Advisor where he supports IOSCO’s corporate reporting policy work, including that of IOSCO’s policy committee on issuer accounting, auditing and disclosure (Committee 1), the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation, the Monitoring Group and the IOSCO Sustainable Finance Task Force. Nermin also supports the work of IOSCO’s Finance team including IOSCO’s Finance and Audit Committee.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Nermin worked at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in enforcement and market oversight where he also supported the FCA’s work on sustainable finance. Before the FCA, Nermin worked in forensic services and audit at PwC, as an economist in the Directorate for Economic Planning of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and did an economics internship at the European Commission.
Nermin holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), a master’s degree in International Trade and Finance from the University of Glasgow (UK), and is also an ICAEW chartered accountant (UK).
Mr. Josafat De Luna, Senior Policy Advisor
Josafat is a member of the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) team, and the Implementation Monitoring team at IOSCO. In this role, he provides support to the General Secretariat, the IOSCO Board, the GEM Committee and the GEM Steering Committee, and the Assessment Committee. In addition, Josafat supports the implementation monitoring work of CPMI-IOSCO, as well as the Committee 8.
Prior to joining the IOSCO General Secretariat in February 2016, Josafat was Deputy General Director for Cross-Border Supervisory and Enforcement Cooperation at the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) of Mexico. Furthermore he was the CNBV representative to IOSCO's Committee 4 on Enforcement and the Exchange of Information and the MMoU Screening Group.
Josafat has a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration from El Colegio de Mexico and a Master's degree in International Relations (International Finance) from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University.
Ms. Cecile de Wit, Senior Advisor Capacity Building Policy and Programs
Cecile joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in January 2009 and she is responsible for IOSCO’s strategies and initiatives for capacity building. Among other key areas, these responsibilities entail overseeing the IOSCO/PIFS – Harvard Law School Global Certificate Program, the annual IOSCO Seminar Training Program (STP), regional training seminars and joint programs, as well as IOSCO’s technical assistance program. Cecile conducts regular analyses of member needs and priorities to develop appropriate programs to help build the regulatory capacity of IOSCO members.
Cecile holds an MA degree in International Relations from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, and an MSc in International Cooperation from the University Complutense of Madrid.
Ms. Hemla Deenanath, Implementation Monitoring Advisor
Hemla joined the Implementation Monitoring team at IOSCO in May 2019. Before that she worked for the Financial Services Commission of Mauritius where she served as Senior Analyst in the Policy Cluster from 2012 to 2014 and was subsequently posted in the Capital Markets Surveillance Cluster as Senior Examiner since August 2014. From 2016-2018 she was seconded to the GEM team at the General Secretariat.
She holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick and a MSc in Financial Management and Taxation from the Open University of Mauritius. Hemla is also a qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner.
Ms. Aisha Emara, Policy Advisor
Aisha joined IOSCO in January 2024 to work on matters relating to global capital markets and financial market infrastructures. She is seconded from the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), where she worked in the Markets Department.
Aisha holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the American University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE) and a Master of Science degree in Investment and Risk Finance from the University of Westminster (London, UK).
Mr. Alp Eroglu, Senior Policy Advisor
Alp joined IOSCO in March 2010 and is responsible for IOSCO's policy work on a variety of matters, including issues considered by IOSCO Committee 3 on Regulation on Market Intermediaries, Committee 7 on Derivatives, market conduct, financial benchmarks and price reporting agencies, SME and infrastructure financing and compensation practices. He also conducts regulatory workshops on numerous topics.
Alp has over 20 years of professional experience, both in securities regulation and the private sector. He has an undergraduate degree from the Ankara Law School, and postgraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton Business School.
Mr. César Fernández, IT Manager
César joined IOSCO in November 2017 and helps develop IOSCO's IT related projects. He also maintains the Secretariat's IT equipment and sets up videoconferences etc. He has over 10 years of experience in the IT industry, and has worked in various international companies in Madrid. In addition to studies in IT, César has a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration.
Ms. Hanna Galeziewska-Carballo, Administrative Assistant
Hanna joined IOSCO in March 2014 as Personal assistant of the Secretary General. She is currently working in the administration department and and assisting the staff with travel arrangements.
Hanna holds a degree in Business Administration from The Academy of European Integration in Szczecin, Poland and has a degree in Translation from Cluny I.S.E.I.T in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Burak Görmez, Advisor
Burak joined the IOSCO General Secretariat as an Advisor for Emerging Regulatory Issues (ERI) in March 2023. He is seconded from the Capital Markets Board of Türkiye (CMB) where he worked in various positions including the Deputy Head of the Intermediary Activities Department since 2014.
Burak holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Karadeniz Technical University (Türkiye ) and Halmstad University (Sweden), and a Master’s degree in Computer Forensics from Ankara University (Türkiye).
Ms. Ana Goytia, Junior Policy Advisor
Ana joined IOSCO in September 2011 and is currently working as Junior Policy Advisor for Sustainable Finance matters.
She previously supported the work of the finance department as Finance Manager, as well as IOSCO’s policy committee on issuer accounting, auditing, and disclosure (Committee 1), the Monitoring Board of the IFRS Foundation and the Monitoring Group. In addition, between 2017 and 2021, she supported the work of the IOSCO Board and the Presidents Committee (PC).
Ana holds a master’s degree in Stock Exchange and Financial Markets from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), a B.B.M. in Business Management and a B.L. in Law from the University Carlos III of Madrid.
Ms. Julapan Jomsilp, Advisor
Julapan is an Enforcement and Cooperation Advisor supporting Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information, the Screening Group and the MMoU Monitoring Group. She assists on matters related to the IOSCO MMoU and E-MMoU including membership applications.
Julapan joined the IOSCO Secretariat in November 2022, on secondment from the SEC Thailand where she worked in the enforcement department focused on investigating cases of regulatory breaches. She holds a Law degree from Thammasat University and a Thai Barrister at law certification.
Ms. Seynabou Kebe, Head of Operations
Seynabou Kebe has joined the IOSCO General Secretariat as Head of Operations in March 2023.
Before joining IOSCO, Seynabou worked for more than 15 years in several Financial and Administrative position in both the public and private sector, including international organisations such as UNTWO and ICCAT.
Seynabou holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economic Engineering and a Master’s degree in Economic Engineering from the Toulouse School of Economics (France).
Ms. Vanesa Krakovsky, Head of Administration and Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
Vanesa joined IOSCO and its administration team in July 2013 and served as Office Manager until August 2016. She currently is the Head of Administration and Executive Assistant to the Secretary General.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Vanesa worked as a production assistant in several TV projects and Advertising in Argentina and Mexico and was an administrative assistant in Michael Page Spain. A native of Buenos Aires, Vanesa earned a degree in Audiovisual Production, TV and Filmmaking in Spain.
Mr. François Lavigne-Massicotte, Policy Advisor
François joined IOSCO in January 2024 to work on Investor Protection & Innovation Policy matters.
François is seconded from the AMF Quebec, where he worked as a litigation attorney within the enforcement division since 2018. He represented the AMF Quebec before various judicial and administrative bodies, with a view of ensuring compliance with the laws regulating Quebec’s financial sector. In this capacity, he was called upon to work on many securities-related matters, including cases involving ICOs, NFTs, crypto-asset trading platforms, cloud-mining companies, insider trading, market manipulation, financial frauds, and tender offers.
François holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Universite de Montreal and a Master of Laws from the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University (Toronto), with a specialization in securities Law and financial regulation.
Ms. Eunkyung Lee, Advisor
Eunkyung is an Advisor and joined the IOSCO Secretariat in December 2023. She supports the Cooperation and Information Exchange Team. She assists Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information matters, the Screening Group, and the MMoU Monitoring Group.
Eunkyung Lee is on secondment from FSS Korea, where she worked as Senior Manager in the Capital Market Investigation Department. She is an attorney in Korea and holds a bachelor’s in law from the Ewha Womans University, in Seoul.
Mr. Nicholas Lombardi, Advisor
Nick has joined the ERI Team as Data Science and Analytics Advisor in May 2023. He is seconded from the Ontario Securities Commission, where he worked as Research and Data Analyst in the Derivatives branch since 2021.
Nick holds an undergraduate and postgraduate degree of International Economics and Finance from Ryerson University in Toronto and is also a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM).
Mr. Angelo Manetta, Meetings Coordinator
Angelo joined IOSCO in November 2018 and forms part of IOSCO's administrative team. His primary responsibility is to organize and coordinate IOSCO meetings, both in Madrid and abroad, as well as other external events.
Before joining IOSCO, Angelo worked in a range of sectors varying from hospitality, financial services and the UK’s National Health Service. His roles involved customer/client services, admin, project management and events management; he was delegate and registrations manager for the IOSCO Annual Conferences in Rio de Janeiro (2014) and Montego Bay (2017).
Angelo studied Politics and Environmental Studies at Kingston University (London).
Mr. Leandro Martinez Lopez, Head of Finance
Leandro joined the Finance Department at the General Secretariat in April 2018. His responsibilities include accounting, budgeting, treasury management, financial reporting and statutory and tax compliance.
Prior to joining IOSCO, he worked for an investment bank in Madrid, in the finance department, focused on regulatory and financial reporting. Leandro holds a Bachelor´s degree in Economics and a Master´s degree in International Economics and Developing Economies, both from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain.
Ms. Corina Martinez, Senior Meeting and Events Planner
Corina joined IOSCO's General Secretariat in May 2001. She is currently Senior Meeting and Events Planner and leads the organization of IOSCO's annual conferences in collaboration with the host authorities. Corina served as Head of Administration and Human Resources from 2016 until 2018, Deputy Head of Administration and Events and Meetings Coordinator of IOSCO from 2014 until 2016. Prior to this time, she was Senior Executive Assistant and Personal Assistant to the Secretary General and led the organization of the Inauguration Ceremony of the IOSCO Headquarters, in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Felipe de Borbón, in 2004, as well as the IOSCO 10th Anniversary in 2010.
Corina holds a DEUG (General Academic Studies Degree) in Hispanic Philology from the Université Lumière Lyon II-France, a Business and Tourism Activities Degree from the Instituto Vox of Madrid-Spain and an additional specialization in Remote Ticketing and Travel Services from the Lycée Colbert of Lyon-France.
Mr. Devid Mazzonetto, Policy Advisor
Devid joined IOSCO in September 2021 as a Policy Advisor for Emerging Regulatory Issues (ERI). He is seconded from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where he served for 8 years in its Markets Policy Department. During his time at the FCA, Devid focused mainly on the international aspects of LIBOR transition, coordinating and contributing to the FCA’s input to the FSB Official Sector Steering Group (OSSG) and IOSCO Benchmarks Task Force.
Prior to the FCA, Devid worked for several years in the private sector as a credit analyst and a treasury dealer for a financial institution.
Devid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and a Master’s degree in Economics and Finance from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, and a Master in Finance from London Business School.
Ms. Silvia Moroni, HR Manager and Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary General
Silvia joined IOSCO's General Secretariat in May 2013 and works in the administration and HR department. She serves as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary General and also supports the work of the HR Department.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Silvia worked as administrative assistant in Madrid and Dublin. Silvia holds a degree in Foreign Languages for International Business from the University of Macerata, Italy.
Ms. Kris Nathanail, Chief of Staff
Kris joined IOSCO in October 2018. As a senior policy advisor, she is IOSCO’s appointed lead for the Follow-Up Group on Cross-Border Regulation (IOSCO’s working group on market fragmentation). Kris also works on financial stability through the Board-level financial stability engagement group and has participated in work on money market funds as well as margin practices among other things. She also works on ESG matters and has most recently coordinated IOSCO’s work on ESG ratings and data providers.
Before joining IOSCO, Kris spent 4 years at the UK Financial Conduct Authority where she was senior advisor to the Director of Policy and acted as manager of the Brexit Policy team. Prior to that Kris was a senior advisor within the asset management & funds policy team where she led and contributed to a number of domestic and international initiatives, including the ESRB’s and the FSB’s shadow banking workstreams, and IOSCO C5 and ESMA investment management standing committee related work.
Kris has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in North American and European Political Affairs from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Kris also holds an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Mr. Avinash Nemchand, Advisor
Avinash is an Advisor supporting Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information, the Screening Group and the MMoU Monitoring Group. He assists on matters related to the IOSCO MMoU and E-MMoU including membership applications.
Avinash joined IOSCO in October 2022, on secondment from the FSC Mauritius. He holds a Law degree from the University of Mauritius, a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute, UK.
Ms. Jantakarn Pangutha, Advisor Implementation and Assessment
Jantakarn has joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in November 2023 as GEM and Standards Implementation Monitoring Advisor, on secondment from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Thailand.
Prior to joining the IOSCO, she worked as a Senior Officer in the Strategy and International Affairs Department at the SEC Thailand, focused on international standards since 2018.
Jantakarn holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (International Program), Accounting Major from Thammasat University, and a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Leeds.
Ms. Isabel Pastor, Head of Enforcement and Cooperation
Isabel joined IOSCO in March 2002 and has covered a range of areas within the organization since her arrival. Isabel's current work is focused on enforcement and cooperation. Among other responsibilities, she leads the Secretariat's MMoU Team (Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Consultation and Cooperation and the Exchange of Information). In this role, Isabel's responsibilities include supporting the work of the MMoU Screening Group, Committee 4 on Enforcement and Exchange of Information, the MMoU Monitoring Group as well as the MMoU Monitoring Group Steering Committee and the MMoU Decision Making Group. Isabel is in charge of applications for IOSCO ordinary, associate and affiliate membership.
Isabel also supports the work of the Affiliate Members Consultative Committee. As Senior Advisor, she works closely with the Secretary General on key special projects.
Isabel comes from the Spanish Civil Administrative Service, where she served as Director of International Affairs of the Insurance Regulator. Prior to joining IOSCO, she worked at the UK Financial Services Authority in London. Isabel has a law degree from Complutense University in Madrid.
Mr. Tim Pinkowski, Senior Policy Advisor
Tim joined the IOSCO General Secretariat in February 2012 and supports the Presidents Committee, the IOSCO Board and the CPMI-IOSCO Steering Group. In addition, Tim is responsible for general legal and institutional issues, and is involved in the work on securitization and Legal Entity Identifiers. Tim also oversees IOSCO's policy work for Committee 6 on Credit Rating Agencies. Since 2018 Tim is leading the Human Resources department.
Before joining the IOSCO General Secretariat, Tim worked for the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in the department for investment fund supervision. Tim holds a degree in law; he studied at Bielefeld University (Germany).
Ms. Göknil Şenel, Advisor
Göknil joined the IOSCO General Secretariat as GEM and Implementation Monitoring Advisor in March 2023. She is seconded from the Capital Markets Board of Türkiye where she worked in the Department of Legal Affairs since 2016.
Göknil holds an undergraduate degree from Ankara Law School (Türkiye), and a master’s degree in international business law (LL.M) from Tilburg University (Netherlands).
Mr. Damien Shanahan, Senior Advisor and Coordinator
Damien joined the General Secretariat in September 2017. He is Senior Advisor and the Head of the Emerging Regulatory Issues department. In that capacity, he oversees the development of IOSCO’s agendas on asset management, financial stability, fintech and crypto-asset regulation. He is also for responsible for IOSCO’s risk identification and risk assessment function that oversees the delivery of the risk outlook and the IOSCO workplan.
Prior to joining IOSCO, Damien worked for seven years at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as manager in charge of wholesale conduct policy. Damien is a qualified solicitor and has worked in private commercial practice in London and Switzerland. He started his career in
an integrated global financial services firm in Switzerland.
Damien holds LLB from the University of Exeter, a Maîtrise from the Université de Rennes and an LLM from the London School of Economics.
Ms. Susan Tether, Head of Communications
Susan joined IOSCO in December 2023 and is responsible for setting the communications strategy and overseeing IOSCO's media engagement.
Susan has led the communications function for both international and regional organisations in the financial services sector.
Her career has spanned corporate and institutional banking, retail and wealth management and alternative asset management.
Most recently she was Head of Corporate Communications, Brand & CSR for MUFG EMEA and MUFG International Securities.
Ms. Raluca Tircoci-Craciun, Head of Growth and Emerging Markets, Implementation Monitoring and Senior Policy Advisor
Raluca joined the General Secretariat in March 2010 where she leads the Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) and the Implementation Monitoring Departments. Her responsibilities involve coordinating the Secretariat's support to the GEM Committee and its members; the implementation of IOSCO's monitoring efforts, including the work of the Assessment Committee, the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (SCSI) and the FSB's Implementation Monitoring Network (IMN). Raluca is also involved in the coordination of IOSCO's investor protection and conduct related work, including the Secretariat’s support to IOSCO's Retail Market Conduct Task Force. She is also involved in the coordination of the work of the IOSCO Sustainability Task Force and the work of the IOSCO’s four regional committees. She has also been involved in the Working Group on IOSCO's Strategic Plan to 2020 and the resulting follow up work.
Raluca has over 19 years of experience in securities regulation and in the international arena. Prior to joining IOSCO, she headed the Projects and Procedures Department of the European and International Relations General Directorate at the Romanian National Securities Commission.
Mr. Giles Ward, Senior Policy Advisor
Giles is responsible for IOSCO's policy work on Secondary markets, including coordinating the work of Committee 2; Cyber-resilience, including coordinating the cyber resilience work of the board task force; and coordinating IOSCO's position with the FSB Plenary, Steering Committee, SRC and G20.
Giles joined the General Secretariat in July 2017. Prior to this, he spent seven years at the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) where he worked as a Senior Associate, in charge of International, Trading and Market Conduct Policy for the last three years. He also worked at the European Commission (at the DG Internal Market and Services) as a Securities Markets National Expert for three years.
Giles holds a Bachelor's degree (Hons) in Economics from St John's College, University of Cambridge and a Master's degree in Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Giles is a qualified solicitor and started his career as an international finance and shipping lawyer in private practice.
Mr. John Wennstrom, Policy Advisor
John joined IOSCO in April 2020 as a Policy Advisor for Emerging Regulatory Issues (ERI). His responsibilities include contributing to ERI’s work on the identification, assessment and prioritisation of risks in securities markets and supporting the IOSCO Committee on Emerging Risks. In addition, John coordinates the IOSCO workstream on leveraged loans and CLOs and supports workstreams under the IOSCO’s FSEG, including work on CRAs and Corporate Bond Market Liquidity.
Prior to joining IOSCO, John spent 5 years at the Bank of England, where he was policy advisor within the Bank’s EU Withdrawal Unit looking at emerging risks relating contract continuity in derivatives and other financial products. Before that, John was a Senior Supervisor in the Bank’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) responsible for the prudential supervision of a portfolio of European Banks, including the subsidiarisation process for two European Bank Branches. Before the Bank, John worked at CLS, a Financial Market Infrastructure, in both New York and London where he focused on Compliance and Risk matters relating to the settlement of Forex.
John has a bachelor’s degree in Business from Champlain College in Vermont, USA and a Master’s degree in Financial Regulation and Central Banking from Warwick Business School in the UK. John is also a Certified Compliance and Regulatory Professional (CCRP) from Pace University, the Lubin School of Business in New York.
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